Facelift surgery is ideal for men and women who wish to improve visible signs of aging in their face and neck. It is one of the most effective procedures to restore and correct areas of concern like:
- Sagging skin on the face, neck, and jowls
- Deep wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth
- Volume loss
Depending on your anatomy and desired result, Dr. Christopoulos will discuss with you the best options to restore a smooth neck contour, remove excess skin, deﬁne the jaw angle and create a more youthful and natural appearance. Oftentimes, rejuvenation of the neck and face can be combined with a brow lift and eyelid surgery to restore a more youthful, rested, and energized appearance.
Who is an ideal candidate for a Facelift?
Patients are otherwise healthy and who wish to correct the laxity of the facial skin, improve the jawline, and restore a more youthful appearance.
About the procedure
In most cases, the skin is lifted off the underlying muscle and connective tissue. The underlying muscles and drooping tissues of the face and neck are repositioned, and the excess skin is artfully redraped and removed. Facial fat grafting is often added to a facelift procedure to further improve your results and give you the refreshed look of youth.
Facelift surgery generally takes several hours, depending on the combination of procedures performed. All of Dr. Christopoulos surgeries are preformed in a fully accredited outpatient surgical facility.
Read more about Facelift surgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons here http://www.plasticsurgery.
Dr. Christopoulos, in conjunction with an anesthesiologist, will use either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable and safe during your procedure.
A traditional facelift incision begins in the temple hairline and wraps around the ear ending in the lower scalp. There is no need to shave any hair prior to surgery. A mini facelift incision usually begins at the beginning of the ear and extends around to the underside of the lobe. If a neck lift is also preformed, a small incision is hidden under the chin. Incisions are planned with great care to insure the most discrete look.
Downtime and Recovery
After your facelift procedure, Dr. Christopoulos will wrap your incisions in bandages. Sometimes small drainage tubes are placed which are removed the next day and sutures are removed within one week. It is normal to expect some bruising, swelling and numbness. You will see ideal results as your swelling and bruising subside. Most patients can resume normal daily activities after 10 days.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopoulos to discuss further any questions you may have.